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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Faculty Director(s) / Program Contact: Xochitl Valencia MSU Sponsoring Academic Dept(s): Finance, French, International Business, Management, Marketing
Program Type: MnSU Exchange Program Language of Instruction: English
Intent of Program: Education Abroad Program Length: Semester or Year
Program sponsorship indicator: Mankato Program
Program Description:

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Location: Rouen, France

Program Requirements

You must be accepted to the College of Business. All students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing, with a minimum GPA of 2.7. MSU students must enroll in at least 12 credits while at IFI.

Information about nominations to IFI from MSU:

1. No students shall be admitted without prior nomination by her/his home university (email from the home university stating the name, birth date, gender and email address of the student).

2. Once the student is officially nominated, NEOMA will contact him / her directly by e-mail to inform him / her about the online coming procedures (administrative, housing and course selection.)

3. Upon receipt of the nominees list, NEOMA will send a letter of acceptance to the students.

The international student guide

Can be found at:

Applications & Deadlines

Rouen Business School information:

Rouen Business School General brochure

Course offer Exchange Students - WINTER 2014 (2).pdf

Rouen Business School Slideshow Presentation

Contact information and fact sheet

NEOMA Business School - Rouen Campus Fact Sheet 2013-14.pdf

Language/Culture Course

Students on the this exchange are required to take one French language or culture course. 

City/University Info

Rouen is a city in the province of Normandy in Northwestern France. The city is just one hour from Paris and 45 minutes to the ocean. The metro area of Rouen has approximately five hundred thousand people. Rouen is known for its beautiful Notre Dame Cathedral, half timbered buildings and as the location where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in 1431.

City of Rouen Brochure

Academic Calendar

IFI - Rouen has a similar calendar to MSU. The fall semester starts in early September and ends in mid December. The spring semester starts in early January and ends in mid May.


⇔Rouen offers several possibilities for accommodation (rooms, studios and apartments) in the city centre where 90% of students live.
⇔Students have the choice of staying in student housing or arranging a local apartment.
⇔Monthly rents start at €200 for 25 m2 (after student accommodation deduction).
More information about accommodation options here


Visa/Residency Requirements

♦France has instituted new visa requirements for students who study in France for longer than three months. These new requirements were made effective June 1, 2009 by the French authorities.
♦Studying longer than 3 months in France? No Problem. You will need to:
        ⇔Students living in a non-European country are issued a long-stay visa (VLS-TS). 
Holders of the VLS-TS visa no longer have to  
            obtain a residency permit over their place of residence in France.
      ⇔Register with the local French Office of Immigration and Integration (OFII) upon their arrival in France. In order to comply with
         this requirement, the visa process has changed, and there are new procedures for students once they are in France.
♦Documents for Immigration Registration in France

♦Students will need to comply with the following process once in France:
  • Submit the OFII form which will have been issued by the Consulate together with the visa.
  • Undergo a medical exam in France that is organized by OFII.
  • Pay a 55 euro tax.
  • Provide a copy of your passport with the residence stamp received at the consulate and the immigration stamp received upon entering France at the French border.
  • Proof of accommodation (typically provided by the on-site program once the student is in France)
  • One photo ID picture
The Rouen Business School international office will organize everything for your students (collect the OFII form, take the medical appointments, sell the 55 euros stamp, give the explanation and support) but we have noticed that the Fall students were not informed of this procedure and this misunderstanding has complicated the whole procedure. Students cannot miss these medical appointments (given by the OFII during the business days) and many of them had to cancel some trips ... they have to stay in France until they get the medical appointments. A general message will be given before and after the arrivals but we kindly ask you to inform them when they apply.





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Updated by: Kiersten L.
Date Updated: August 2015